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June 29, 2021
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Definitions and Treatment Options
Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can occur after someone goes through or sees a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual or physical abuse, a serious accident, natural disaster or an assault.
June 28, 2021
59th MDW treats transgender service members
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order making it possible for transgender service members to openly serve in the military, which further strengthened the Transgender Health Medical Evaluation Unit at the 59th Medical Wing.
PTSD Awareness: Removing the Stigma and Seeking Help
“Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again ... we are survivors. If you are here today... you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it through hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.” – Lori Goodwin, U.S. Air Force Veteran.
EFMP: Stepping it up
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The Exceptional Family Member Program now offers a DD Form 3054 to help the program better serve enrolled families.
June 25, 2021
Goodfellow's SASH Program Leads the Way (with captions)
With the recent addition of Navy students, Goodfellow’s Students Against Sexual Assault and Harassment program, also known as ‘Teal Ropes,’ became the first in the DoD to have joint service participation! SASH is an Air Education and Training Command program that is being considered by other services within their respective training commands.
June 24, 2021
PTSD, What You Should Know
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
According to the National Center for PTSD-Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD is a mental health issue that one may develop after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event such as a natural disaster, combat, sexual assault, or car accident. They also specify that anyone can develop PTSD and at any time in their life after a traumatic event.
Whiteman Air Force Base PTSD Awareness Day Graphics [Image 1 of 3]
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a result of an individual witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. PTSD Awareness day takes place every year on June 27 in recognition of those who are affected by this disorder.
Whiteman Air Force Base PTSD Awareness Day Graphics [Image 2 of 3]
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a result of an individual witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. PTSD Awareness day takes place every year on June 27 in recognition of those who are affected by this disorder. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Devan Halstead)
Whiteman Air Force Base PTSD Awareness Day Graphics [Image 3 of 3]
June 23, 2021
FAQ: Mental health referrals
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- This past year and a half came with plenty of its own hurdles on top of unique military challenges from deployments, family separations, long hours and missile field tours. Yet, stress doesn’t always cause mental health issues because resilience, social support and coping skills can help us manage it.